Commissioner Gordon Goes APE, Berry Back as STORM? More

Commissioner Gordon Fights Apes

Gary Oldman has another genre franchise for his resume. The Hollywood trades are reporting he has joined the sequel to Fox’s Planet of the Apes reboot – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Oldman will reportedly play Dreyfus, “leader of the human resistance after the apes have taken power.”

Oldman also has the Robocop reboot waiting in the wings as well.

Singer Open to Halle?

Recently at the Hollywood premiere of his new film Jack the Giant Slayer, X-Men: Days Of Future Past director Bryan Singer left the door open to Halle Berry reprising her role of Storm, this according to E!Online.

Asked about the status of original cast members Berry and Rebecca Romijn, Singer reportedly replied, "It depends on how it works out. I loved working with Halle, so all I can say is we'll see what happens."

"It's an incredible cast. It's a great story and it involves a lot of stuff that hasn't been in X-Men films before. New kinds of technology, science fiction aspects,” said Singer of what will be the 4th or 6th film in the Fox franchise, depending on whether you want to count the Wolverine films.

Movies Move

Some new release dates for genre films:

The Hobbit: There And Back Again , the third installment of the trilogy, has been moved to December 17 2014, off of July 18th 2014. If that date sounds familiar it’s because 7/18/14 is also the current release date of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, so you Tolkien-slash-comic book fans won’t have to divide your loyalty.

12/17/14 is so-far unoccupied by another big tent-pole film.

And Universal’s Kiss-Ass 2 has been moved from June 28 2013 to August 16 2013. The sequel of Mark Millar’s comic book adaptation originally bumped another comic book adaption – Dark Horse’s R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds - out of that June 28 date.

R.I.P.D., now set for July 19, 2013, will now be converted and released in 3-D, the studio has announced.

Two NEW Literary Giants to Play OLD Ones

Daniel Radcliffe – now and forever Harry Potter – will reportedly play Igor in Fox’s revamp of Frankenstein, written by Max Landis (Chronicle).

Meanwhile, Hermione Granger, aka Emma Watson, is reportedly in early talks to star in director Kenneth (Thor) Branagh’s live-action Cinderella redux for Disney. Cate Blanchett will reportedly play the wicked stepmother.

Tom Cruise is ‘Oblivious’

Well, maybe not but it’s late and we’re just setting up the new trailer for Cruise’s upcoming sci-fi effort Oblivion as quickly as we can. Based on the Radical Comics graphic novel and directed by Tron: Legacy‘s Joseph Kosinski, according to Deadline Cruise plays “a drone repairman on an abandoned Earth who after rescuing a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft stumbles upon survivors of a devastating alien war.”

Morgan Freeman, himself no stranger to genre films, co-stars.

That Universal release opens April 12 2013 in IMAX and April 19 wide.

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